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Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

<b>(monkeybusinessimages via iStock)</b><p>Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad<p>Kathleen Sharp<p>September 28, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Technology companies may soon be getting muddied from a long-running scandal at the Los Angeles Unified …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

Google Taps edX For Online Courses

A little over a year since Harvard and MIT joined forces to launch the not-for-profit online learning venture edX, Google has announced that it’s to start working with edX to build an open MOOC (massive open online course) platform, hosted at MOOC.org.<p>MOOC.org will be an online learning portal …

One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when he or she is convicted of a crime or becomes mentally ill.<p>Last year, state …

Gunman kills six then shot dead by SWAT team in Florida hostage drama

A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the …

Pentagon: Who We're At War With Is Classified

In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.”<p>So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret.<p>At a hearing in May, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., asked the Defense …